Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Pot holders

Pot holders or dish cloths from Lily's Sugar'n Cream (Natural Stripes and White) on a Looper Loom.

One ball of yarn - but two different results.

Or even three...

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Linen towels. First year with Schacht Flip rigid heddle loom 9/9

Wanted to weave something badly. Had one ball of linen and one ball cotton/linen.
Got three small dish towels in no time.

3 January 2013

Saturday, June 15, 2013

KnitPicks scarf. First year with Schacht Flip rigid heddle loom 8/9

One year after my first project on Rigid heddle loom (plaid scarf) I decided to weave another better one using different yarns.

I chose KnitPicks Comfy Fingering cotton/acrylic blend. It was an excellent choice: great colours, warm and very soft.

20 December 2012

Friday, June 14, 2013

First step in totally hand-made socks

I am done with the first stage of creating my absolutely hand-made socks.
The wool has been spun!

The journey started when I bought some grey wool top which I decided to combine with natural wool top from my beginner's spinning kit into two-ply yarn.

Some gray

Some natural



My very first cake of yarn (50g)

To be continued.... (socks to follow).

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Rosepath towels

Sooner or later it should have happened.
I ran out of the warp before the end of the last towel.
So what? It does not make the towel any worse, just a bit shorter.

For the Rosepath towels I used draft from Weavezine using 8/2 non-mercerized white cotton.



13 June 2013

Friday, June 7, 2013

Bonbon towels. First year with Schacht Flip rigid heddle loom 7/9

My loom was unavailable for so long (cotton/linen towels took me more than 5 months to weave), that I managed to weave my next project in two days from warp to wash - 8-9 December 2012.
For four finger tips towels I used Lily's Sugar'n Cream cotton yarn.

Warp: 102 ends, 2 m alternating 2 white and 2 cream ends (did not have enough yarn of either colour). 8" reed.
Weft: Lily's Sugar'n Cream Stripes Blue and Lime
Finished size: 27 x 31 cm

9 December 2012
As I was very pleased both with the process and the result, I ordered more Sugar'n Cream cotton in different colours for a complete set of my bonbon towels. The second batch was woven in February 2013.

Complete set for the bathroom.

23 February 2013

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

KitchenTowels. First year with Schacht Flip rigid heddle loom 6/9

Finally I did something I could be proud of:
Kitchen towels woven from Valley Yarns 8/2 Cotton/Linen. Free draft was available from WEBS and I followed it with slight modification in size. The fabric is cut crosswise into smaller towels.

It was my longest project on the loom (from 22 June to 4 December 2012), but not because it was very difficult, just busy times.

I took pictures only of the final stage of the project.


Five 49 x 30 cm towels and a shorter one (using up warp).
The best part is how they become softer after every wash.

Woven December 2012

Monday, June 3, 2013

Chocolate chip cookies

Warm fresh from the oven chocolate chip cookies with walnuts for lunch. What could be better?